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zajaczkowski_margaret_-_photo.jpgMargaret Irene Zajaczkowski, 94 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Sunday (August 30, 2020) at Gateway Home in Attica, NY.

She was born January 9, 1926 in Batavia, NY, a daughter of the late William and Ethel Smith Gahagan.

Margaret was employed as a sales clerk for Big N and Kmart prior to her retirement. She enjoyed bowling, walking, crossword puzzles, watching tv and was a longtime parishioner of Resurrection Parish. Most of all she enjoyed her family and will be dearly missed by all who knew her loving heart.

She married Matthew Zajaczkowski on November 27, 1948 and they shared a wonderful life together until his passing in 2007.

Survivors include her sons, Stephen (Jean) Zajaczkowski of Batavia and Joseph (Jean) Zajaczkowski of Alexander. Sister, Marlene Wicks of Batavia. Also survived by 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

She was the grandmother of the late Christine and James Zajaczkowski and sister of the late Elizabeth Darby, Elmer Gahagan, Eleanor Zajaczkowski, Betty Sojda, William “Pat” Gahagan and Clarence “Fetch” Gahagan.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Thursday (September 3rd) from 3-6pm at the J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, 11:00am at Resurrection Parish, 303 E. Main St., Batavia. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gateway Home, 91 Main St., Attica, NY 14011. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

Gerald E. Hensel, 64, of Oakfield, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020.

Jerry was born on October 2, 1955, in Batavia, a son of Elaine Cummings Hensel and the late Frederick J. Hensel, Sr.  Along with his father, Jerry was predeceased by his brother, Frederick J. Hensel Jr., his son, Thomas Hensel and his nephew, Chuck Hensel.

Jerry was a meat cutter for over 30 years at Tops Market in Batavia.

Jerry is survived by his mother, Elaine C. Hensel; his grandson, Dominic Herrmann; his niece, Becky Hensel and his nephew, Chris (Amber) Hensel and a sister-in-law, Beverly Hensel.

There are no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu.

James E. Lytle, 80, of LeRoy, NY passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones at Strong Memorial Hospital, on August 28, 2020. 

     Jim was born on October 26, 1939 in Madison, Wisconsin to Harold and Edna Lytle. After retiring from Lapp Insulator, he opened J & L Precision, a successful machine shop, in LeRoy, that he ran with his wife.  You could always find Jim on the golf course, playing cards with family and friends, or relaxing at home with the love of his life, Laurita, and his beloved dog, Tanner. He was an amazing man and will be missed by many. 

     Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bobby. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Laurita, his siblings Linda (Vinny) Lyons and Charlie (Paul) Lytle, his children, Leslie Laurie-Nicoll, Marcy (Louis) Fishgold, Holly Murphy, Jamie Amburgey, Jimmy (Melissa) Lytle, stepchildren Heather (Rick) Bryant, Heidi Bogue, 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, along with many dear friends.

     Visitation will be held at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road, LeRoy on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 4-7 PM.

     A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Grace Baptist Church, 238 Vine Street, Batavia on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 11:30 AM.

     In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to please donate in Jim’s name to St Jude Children's Hospital.  donate-to-st-jude-today.html.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Jim's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

richardcholbrook.jpgRichard Charles (Dick) Holbrook went to be with the Lord on August 25, 2020. He was born on February 13, 1928 to Esther Rose Stumm and Louis Henry Holbrook in Buffalo, N.Y.

Dick was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, dairy farmer, genealogist, and WWII veteran.

After graduating early from Attica High School, Dick enlisted in the US Navy in March 1946. He served in the Navy Air Corps Group VA 9V as 3rd Class Petty Officer on the USS Philippine Sea as rear gunman on SB2C Helldiver aircraft. Following his return, he met Shirley Thelma West, who was working as a bank teller in Attica. They married June 9, 1951 and celebrated 67 years of marriage at the time of her passing on June 21, 2018. Dick was a dairy farmer in Orangeville for many years then worked as a supervisor at the Attica prison farm.

Dick is preceded in death by his beloved wife Shirley Thelma Holbrook, mother Esther Rose Underwood, and father Louis Holbrook.

Dick is survived by his son John (Terry) Holbrook of Sykesville, MD; daughter Janet (Robert) Monaco of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren Lindsey (Andrew) Delis, Phillip (Amanda) Holbrook, Christine, Jialing, and Ryan Monaco; great-grandchildren Benjamin and Eleni Delis; brother Roger (Trish) Underwood; and cousins Judy (David) Breckenridge and Elaine (Joseph) Amedick.

A private viewing will be held for immediate family Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Marley Funeral Home, followed by a 2 p.m. graveside service at Pleasant View Cemetery for anyone wishing to attend.  The cemetery is adjacent to Orangeville Immanuel United Church of Christ, 2165 Exchange Street Road, Attica. The family understands Covid-19 concerns, and respects decisions not to attend. For those attending, social distancing should be practiced, and face coverings worn.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard C. Holbrook’s name to Orangeville Immanuel United Church of Christ Perpetual Trust, c/o Eddie Hirsch, 10332 Old Creek Road, Alexander, N.Y. 14005-9745. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

tricialaugello.jpgPatricia L. “Tricia” Augello, 49 of Elba, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 13, 1970 in Batavia to Norman and Linda (Vereecken) Augello of Elba.

Tricia was a 1989 graduate of Elba Central School and then obtained an Associate’s Degree from Genesee Community College. She was bookkeeper at A & V Produce in Elba for many years. Tricia was a lifelong member of St. Padre Pio Parish and longtime Altar & Rosary Society member. She enjoyed going to high school basketball games, school plays and other activities that her nieces and nephews participated in. Growing up she enjoyed spending time at the family’s cottage at Conesus Lake. Tricia loved spending time with her family.

Tricia had a special relationship with Dr. Everett Porter and his family would like to extend a special thanks to him, as well as the other doctors and nurses at Strong Memorial Hospital that knew and took care of her.

Along with her parents, Tricia is survived by her siblings, Charles Augello of Elba; Susan (Frank) Nicolazzo of North Chili; Norman (Jerah) Augello of Elba; Michael (Tracy) Augello of Elba; Joseph Augello of Batavia; nieces and nephews, Stephen, Madalynn, Taylor, Carter, Kelsea, Lindsay, Matthew, Kennedy and Cooper; along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 3 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held for the family and she will be laid to rest in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Elba Volunteer Fire Department, 4 South Main Street, Elba, NY 14058 or to Saint Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, NY 14125. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
 

schwab.jpg  Robert J. Schwab, age 94, of Perry, NY and formerly of Warsaw passed away on Saturday August 29, 2020 at the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility in Warsaw where he had been residing.He was born in the Town of Java, New York on March 2, 1926 a son to the late Augustus M. and Anna R. (Crayhan) Schwab.

Robert worked for Cleveland Trucking Co. in Buffalo and helped out many area farmers.
He was a member of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Parish in Warsaw. He enjoyed working on and rebuilding cars.

He is survived by 3 sisters: Eleanor F. Busch of Alden, Rose M. Boxler of Varysburg and Joan E. (John) Knab of Varysburg, 2 brothers: Raymond A. (Nadine) Schwab of Tonawanda, Francis J. (Betty Livingston) Schwab of Perry, along with several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by sisters: Margaret M. Preen, Cecilia R. Lyons, Teresa L. Berger, Marie G. Schwab and Irene A. Wilkins, brothers: Pvc. John F. Schwab and Bernard T. Schwab.

Family and friends may call on Saturday September 5th from 8-10am at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday September 5th at 11:00AM at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church 171 N. Main St. Warsaw, NY. Robert will be laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Warsaw.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Parish 171 N. Main St. Warsaw, NY 14569. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC, 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

Batavia - Mrs. Doris E. Tootell, 99, of Batavia, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020, at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility.

Mrs. Tootell was born June 29, 1921, in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late David and Alice Stanton Grice.

A longtime and devoted member of the First United Methodist Church of Batavia, Doris was active in her church through various committees and participated in many bible studies. She was a member of the Ingraham Class of the church and was a member of the Order of The Eastern Star since 1955. The matriarch of her family, Doris was active in all of her children's lives growing up participating in the Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and sports they were involved in. She enjoyed trips to Canada, camping at Southwoods in South Byron, going to Horseshoe Lake and being on the family boat. Her family will remember her for making the best sweet pickles and being an outstanding baker whose cookies and apple pies were enjoyed by many. 

Her husband, Harold K. Tootell, passed away on October 16, 2009.

She is survived by her son: Douglas (Betsy) Tootell of Delaware; three daughters: Susan (Michael) Ferris of Silver Springs, Deborah (Robert) Anderson of Rochester and Joan (Bill) Stevens of Batavia; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her siblings; David W. Grice, Harold Grice, Ruth Wagner and Audrey Aradine.

Friends may call from 11 a.m.  - 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church of Batavia, 8221 Lewiston Road, Batavia. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Doris's memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Batavia, 8221 Lewiston Road, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her name, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the church will be restricted to 33% occupancy.

Face coverings and social distancing will be required.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.

East Bethany -- Ryan M. Warner, 43, of East Bethany passed away on Tuesday, (August 25, 2020) in Rochester following a years long battle with addiction.

Ryan was born July 14, 1977 in Batavia, a son of Michael Warner of East Bethany and the late Linda (Colangelo) Warner.

He was a laborer, working primarily in roofing in the Batavia area. Ryan loved the Buffalo Bills, Full House, and '90s rap music. Ryan will be remembered by his family and friends as a charismatic and fun-loving individual who had an infectious smile and sense of humor that brightened any room.

Surviving along with his father are his brothers, Timothy (Jill) Warner, of Rochester, Barry (Jen) Warner, of Batavia, and Jeremy (Lindsay) Warner, of Le Roy; nieces and nephews, Alexis (Tanner) Smith, Caleb Jackson, Dylan, Victoria, Leyna, Allesandra, Brody, Anthony, Michael and John Warner.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, Aug. 29th from 4  to 6 p.m. at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main St. in Batavia where Ryan's Funeral Service will immediately follow. Private entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union St., Batavia, NY 14020.  

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the funeral home will be restricted to 33% capacity. Face coverings and social distancing will be required.  We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. 

Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

kathykoers.jpgKathy E. Koers, 63 of Attica, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Gateway Home. She was born September 30, 1956 to Joseph (Elaine Stumm) Amedick of Darien Center.   

Kathy was a devoted wife, mother, oma, and teacher.  Family was everything and her life revolved around her 6 grandboys.  Oma, as she was affectionately referred, loved to spoil and read to her grandbabies as much as she could.   Through her passion for reading, she touched the hearts of countless children during her 20 years of teaching at Alexander Central School.   Music was equally as important to her.  Kathy spent every Sunday playing organ at St. Paul's Church and a couple evenings a week teaching piano to children.   When she wasn't teaching or spoiling her grandboys she focused on raising Hungarian Vizslas and riding her beloved horse Ernie.   Kathy only knew how to love.   That love will live on through everyone she impacted in her little community of Alexander.   She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and students. 

She is survived by her beloved husband Arend Koers of Attica; children Michael J. (Amy) Koers of Russell, PA; Justin J. (Jessica) Koers of Harpers Ferry, WV; Danielle (Kyle) Paganello of Attica; sisters Karen (Gary) Beideck of Darien; Amy (Jerry) Willard of Darien; 6 grandsons, Mason, Logan, Tyler, Cullen, Waylon and Finley; along with several nieces and nephews.  

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 1 to 4 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011. Funeral Services will be held privately for the family. She will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gateway Home, 91 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

Charles A. Tracey, 82, of Darien Center passed away peacefully on August 26, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 6, 1938 in Niagara Falls, NY to the late Charles B. and Anna (McGeachy) Tracey.

Charles worked as a Prison Guard at Attica Correctional Facility for 20 years. He enjoyed camping, doing yard work and loved spending time with his family and his dogs. Charles was especially proud of his grandson, Ryan, who recently finished boot camp and he got to see him became a United States Marine.

He is survived by his loving wife; Catherine (Lazarz) Tracey of Darien Center; son Sean Tracey of Attica and grandson; Ryan Tracey of Camp Pendleton, CA.

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wyoming County SPCA 808 Creek Rd. Attica, NY 14011. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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